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Old 30-03-2011, 07:53 AM
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I browsed through the threads and did not see anybody who owns one?

We have a house next to the Kruger National Park and have Nile and Rock monitors in abundance. I have a Nile female living in my roof for the past 4 years now. She fell through the ceiling in December but thankfully was ok.

I have footage of them in their natural environment, loads of photos and I can perhaps shed some light on our temps and humidity if you like.
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would love to see that
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I agree, it would be great to see!
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Old 30-03-2011, 09:07 AM
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Gotta love Nile Monitors!!!


You're VERY lucky to live near Kruger National Park!
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Old 30-03-2011, 09:22 AM
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Yes, please share!
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I keep a male nile



and a couple of "rock monitors" (albigularis)

and yes i would also like to see some footage of both niles and albig's please

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Old 30-03-2011, 01:30 PM
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Yipee! I love sharing 'my' animals.

We visit our home every 2 to 3 months and go into Kruger as well. We've always made it a point to see monitors and if you just sit long enough next to a river then you will see them. I'll try and keep this thread updated with every visit ok.

I will have to go look for all the footage and edit the rest of the wildlife out and load it on youtube. I think I have 1 video that I did some time ago, I'll go check.

You can imagine the shock when we heard big scuffling sounds in our roof for the first time, we thought it was an African Rock python because it was so loud! After months of hearing it right above our bedroom and only DURING THE DAY we finally saw what it was. It was a Nile Monitor!

Here she is:







Then in September the noises got so LOUD that we really started getting worried about WHAT EXACTLY was going on in the roof! We thought that she might be stuck or something and started staking out the area where we usually see her, and then we saw this!

Our lady friend had a boyfriend!


The cutest thing is, she is addicted to bacon and eggs! In the bushveld we cook all our dishes outside, you just cannot afford being inside and maybe miss something.

Here she popped her head out when the smell of the bacon and eggs got just too overpowering. Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL!


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Old 30-03-2011, 01:41 PM
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I keep a male nile



and a couple of "rock monitors" (albigularis)

and yes i would also like to see some footage of both niles and albig's please
Goeie genugtig but those monitors are HUGE!
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Old 30-03-2011, 02:54 PM
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How often do you see the wild Crocs at Kruger?


I was watching a Documentary on a horrible disease spreadding through the Crocodylus niloticus population - there looks to be some MASSIVE animals there!
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Oh they are everywhere and massive! I have loads of footage of them too.

Yes the disease is devastating and are affecting the crocks in the middle region of Kruger Park, we live in the south. I started a thread on the South African Nation Parks forum about the problem in 2008 and it was discussed until 2010, if you would like to read more about it I can pm you the link. I dont know if I can post the link here.
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